In this interview, I talk to Matt Stoller: author of ‘Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy’ and Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh. We discuss the issue of power consolidation, the current crisis with democracy, and the monopoly of money.
00:03:18 Speculative Bubbles
00:10:17 How monopolies threaten liberty
00:19:25 Banks as monopolies & meaningful decentralisation
00:30:55 Stablecoins, cryptocurrencies, and monopolies 00:38:05 Bitcoin: a fundamentally different system
00:45:56 Democracy crises, trust, social monopolies
00:53:40 Failures of democracy & market competition
01:03:51 Fears about Bitcoin undermining institutions
01:15:59 Outlawing Bitcoin
01:29:09 Bitcoin strengthens democracy
Enjoy and be well, Everyone.